St. Oswald’s (C of E) School (1)

St. Oswald's C of E School 1916

Title St. Oswald’s (C of E) School
Date 1916
Location Guiseley
Photo ID E067
Comment Children at Guiseley National School (St. Oswald’s) celebrate Empire Day dressed in costumes and with flags. After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, it was decided that her birthday 24th May, would be marked by a national celebration, the first Empire day was on the 24th May 1902. Children would salute the flag, sing patriotic songs and be told tales of national heroes who had shaped the British Empire. By the 1950s, the idea of Empire began to decline, the conquering of other lands no longer a matter of celebration, in 1958 Empire Day was renamed Commonwealth Day.
St. Oswald's C of E School 1927

D428 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1927.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1927

A class of children, smiling faces with their teacher.

Back row, left to right: ?, Stanley Hudson, Stanley Baxter, Henry Rawnsley, Claude Exley, ?, ?, Geoffrey Kaye, Wilfred Lawn, ?.
3rd row, left to right: ?, Alice Dexter, Lilly Oddy, ?, ?, Iris Barker, Hilda William, Nancy Moore, Arnold Yeadon, William Brook – Headteacher.
2nd row, left to right: Elsie Widdowson, Clarice Riley, Mary Knott, Nancy Stansfield, Eunice Bolton, Eva Armitage, ?, Nola Exley, ?.
1st row, left to right: ?, Ronnie Smith, Ben Robertshaw, ?, Jim White, Horace Baratt, Wilfred Waite.

St. Oswald's C of E School Undated

H510 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, Undated.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – Undated

School class photo, Mr W Brooke, Headmaster is on the left, the chimney of Springhead Mill is in the background. Donated by Lynda Keith

St. Oswald's C of E School 1930

J23 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1930.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1930

Infants in costume for a fancy dress parade.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1930

J24 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1930.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1930

St. Oswald’s School, Guiseley.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1948

PU208 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1948.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1948

Boys from the school giving a PE display, behind them is Otley Road with the MAP bungalows at Nunroyd.
Peate’s, Nunroyd Mill, is on the right.
On the back of the centre row we believe is John Fawcett, brother of the donor Jane Blake.
The boy 2nd in from the right is Peter Jackson a friend of John Fawcett.
Donor of the photo Jane Blake.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1950s

J349 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1950s.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1950s

At the front are Jim Lupton, Tom Walton, Mrs Nunns, ? , Eddie Meachin.
Names and image supplied by John Lupton who adds “Behind Jim is I think Joan Sykes and maybe Mrs D B Ward.”

St. Oswald's C of E School 1953

I479 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1953.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1953

The donor of these images John Lupton suggests that they were taken at a Coronation party , the teacher on the left wearing a dark coloured suit was Morwenna Kelly, the assistant teacher was Mrs Braum.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1953

I480 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1953.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1953

As above.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1957

FBA140 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1957.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1957

Mrs Denison’s Junior class, photographed outside the school.

Donated by Brian Firth.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1958

I403 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1958.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1958

The teacher for this year would have been Mrs D B Ward, the donor of this photo John Lupton has supplied the following names:
Back row, left to right: David Greenwood, John Selley, ?, ?, Chris Hall, Marsden Claughton, Ian Penny, Bruce Roughton, Graham Elms, David Hannam and John Lupton.
Row 3, left to right: Carole Stobart, ?, ?, Phyllis Wardle, ?, Isobel Houseman, ?, ?, ?, Jeannie Humphries, ? and Margaret Tesseyman.
Row 2, left to right: John Holmes, ?, Angela Scuffins, ?, Diane Kirby, Ruth Daniels, ?, Suzanne Wood and ?
Row 1, left to right: Charles McKenzie, Stuart Duffield, John Marshall, Andrea Roundhill, ?, Lynne Wilson, Frank Jukes, Paul Normandale, ? and Nigel Griffin.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1966

D446 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1966.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1966

Official opening of the school extension with two former Rectors of Guiseley.

On the left is Canon Wranghorn Hardy, in the centre is Archdeacon S E Lowe. On the right is Reginald Rawnsley, co-author of the “History of Guiseley Parish Church”.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1969

K064 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1969.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1969

Guiseley C of E football team seen with a trophy.

Photographer Bryan Waite, donated by his family.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1969

J409 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1969.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1969

Cast of a school play at St. Oswald’s School in Guiseley.

St. Oswald's C of E School 1977

AA099 – St. Oswald’s (C of E) School, 1977.

St. Oswald’s (C of E) School – 1977

A plaque in St. Oswald’s Church which lists the past headmasters of the school, erected to honour William Brooke.
John Hill (also Curate) 1627
Henry Hoyle (also Curate) 1662
John Lambert 1704-1748
Nathaniel Hoyle 1751-1771
Tim Bailey in 1792
Thomas Uthank 1804
Still there in 1831
Abraham Smith in 1834
Robert Milton Dole in 1838-1842
John Taylor in 1843
Joseph Akers 1868-1874
Benjamin Smith 1874-1875
Samuel Wilkinson 1875-1879
Thomas Frizell 1879-1893
William Robert Hollingworth 1893-1924
William Brooke 1924-1956
Albert Edgar Blagg 1956-1966
Charles Denison St. Julien 1966-1976
Anthony G Robinson 1976-
In memory of William Brooke 1891-1964, Headmaster of the school for 32 years.

Previous Comments:

Re D428
ShirleyB
It is good to see this photo and chart of names on this site. I sent the photo and names to Martin Rigg for his book a number of years ago. My mum is on the photo. To find out the names of the other pupils I visited her school friends and her cousin in 1988, just after mum died.
10 August 2015.

Re K064
Some comments from our facebook page 20th May 2015:

Rachel O’Connor: So it is. Think the lad far right back row was Paul Goya? Roger Waite back left.
Tommy Broadwell: Looks like Robert Gill holding the cup.

Re J349
allserene
Mr Lupton literally changed my life and I went from bottom the class to top of the class under him. He taught me to make model ships out of cardboard and how to seal them with candle wax. I was fixing my house in Wisconsin yesterday, using measuring skills he taught me. That is my class and I recognize them all, except girls, I wasn’t keen on girls at that time.. but I am missing ! Where am I…Mr Lupton lived in the prefabs opposite Peate’s Mill.
20 May 2017.

Re J409
Facebook comments 1st August 2017:
Stephen Wilson: Front row, end right, Adrian Sessions?
Graham Wadsworth: That’s Adrian Ramsden.
Stephen Wilson: Graham Wadsworth, yes I remember now, he used to live round the corner to me on Coppice Wood Avenue.
Wendy Webster: Behind Adrian Ramsden, Roger Cawood. Also on pic Tim leach, Christine Newman, Chris Dobson, Roger Waite, Robert Webster, Paul Goya, Paul Heaton. Not so sure about anybody else. Definitely St. Oswald.s. Jim Lupton wrote it.
Robert Scully: I think the kid in the middle, front row is me. Back row third from right is John Robson.
Judith Thackray: Ah, Wendy Webster you haven’t changed a bit…
Wendy Webster: Omg, Judith, I remember it well. I had to sing a solo xx

Re J349
Queensway
Allserene, you may well be in the same position as me. Where am I? I suspect NOT in Mrs Ward’s 1958 class, but in Eddie Meachin’s 1959 class, where I knew about two thirds to three quarters of these people, and me and Frank Jukes brought in the milk and ran the coal out to the prefabs. And I loved Isobel Houseman to bits. Wisconsin? Got as close as Montana and Wyoming, six weeks ago. I’m in rural Wellington NZ. Guiseley kids went everywhere, eh?
29 September 2018.

Re J349
Comments from our facebook page:
Elizabeth Webb: I remember Mr Lupton and Mr Meachin (some years later) as teachers at St. Oswald’s School.
Christine Robinson: Mrs Jennings there in the background.
Angie Gilbert: I also remember Mr Lupton, he gave me violin lessons, he was my favourite teacher. I also remember Mr Meachin, he scared everyone, throwing blackboard rubbers at the class, never did us any harm though!!! St. Oswald’s.
Betty Dodsworth: I remember Mr Lupton, he was a teacher at St. Oswald’s School in Guiseley.
Liz Vernon: Mr lupton was my teacher a kind man.

Re J349
JHWellsMount
Mr Meacham was also ‘famous’ for giving you ‘the slipper’ which was actually a white plimsole!
20 October 2019.

Re D428
gary
Hi Shirley,
It’s still nice to look back at old pictures of Guiseley, I myself was was at St. Oswald’s school in the 1960s.
The picture with your mum on looks like it was taken at the side of the school just off the Green, but the one sent by Lynda Keith looks like it was taken at the rear of the school with the chimney of Peats Mill in the back ground and not spring Head Mill.
Regards, Gary W.
06 February 2022.

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